Norman Maclean “Quotes”

A River Runs Through ItA River Runs Through It (novel) was the first fly fishing book that I read.  It was a must read back in the late 1980’s.  The book was published in May 1976.  It had a following with some members of the Smoky Mountain Chapter back then. The Web-page has  71 quotes from Norman Maclean   and  the novel  A River Runs Through It   ( Link)

My favorite is

“In our family, there was no clear line between religion and fly fishing. We lived at the junction of great trout rivers in western Montana, and our father was a Presbyterian minister and a fly fisherman who tied his own flies and taught others. He told us about Christ’s disciples being fishermen, and we were left to assume, as my brother and I did, that all first-class fishermen on the Sea of Galilee were fly fishermen and that John, the favorite, was a dry-fly fisherman.”

You can order the book from here  (link)

Good Fishing

Joe <((((<

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